SOLD for $1395 within 5 days of being listed in January 2021!
This piece SOLD UNDER CONSIGNMENT by a new regular iNVISeDGE seller located in Castlemaine, Victoria (approx. 120km North of Melbourne) however local delivery to Castlemaine and Bendigo can be easily arranged for $50. Alternatively, delivery to Melbourne of this one would be around $150 depending on your location, the logistics of the delivery (and if you’re happy to wait up to 3 weeks for delivery). Interstate delivery can also be arranged by a business that’s had 20-years experience at it. Delivery to Sydney would be around $250 (to give you a rough idea of cost for interstate delivery costs).
I personally photographed this piece so I have inspected it and given it the iNVISeDGE seal of approval.
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2020)
A beautiful 3-SEATER lounge sofa from the early 1960’s from Melbourne company, Avalon Furniture. This sofa features a solid Australian blackwood frame with beautiful geometric panel arm inserts. The supporting sprung framework and reinforced joints shows the exceptional quality of the construction- this is a top-quality piece built to last generations. The base spring-system uses a web configuration instead of the conventional parallel layout- these springs are still all original and provide strength, supreme seat-comfort and the very best durability. All joints are very sturdy and strong and show no signs of looseness, squeaks, cracks or movement AT ALL after almost 60 years of use.
With the attention to detail and construction qualities, these early-1960’s pieces are now highly sought-after. Today there are very few lounges on the market that will hold or increase in value with time. There are a myriad of reasons why these vintage Danish-style designs are so popular. Washing or re-upholstery of the loose cushions is easy, the un-upholstered armrests means your lounge looks better for longer and these pieces also have very solid investment appeal- lounges like this with sculptural timber frames are rarely made anymore so are hard to find.
This sofa looks stylish from the back as well and the beautiful sculptural work in the sides sets it apart from the rest. I MUCH prefer this design to a Parker sofa of the same era but this one is not as expensive as a Parker but MUCH better in quality as well (Parker used standard webbing in their sofas which is the cheaper option- this spring-base in the web configuration is the most expensive seat system available and the best.) You’re paying for TOP quality construction as well as something with a unique design, that’s timeless in style and STUNNING! This design is also suitable for placement in the centre of the room as it looks just as stunning from the back.
It’s also comfortable to sit in (brilliant angles and nice “give” and plushness) and the length means it’s very comfortable for stretching out and reading a book or watching a movie in.
The upholstery is original and in very good condition- but the bonus with this sofa is that our regular seller who consigned this piece to iNVISeDGE is an upholsterer. She can reupholster the sofa with your choice of Warwick Fabric before delivery if you so choose (cost with original upholstery is $1395- reupholstered, the price is $1940 including professional re-finishing of the timber armrests). We believe that a light-coloured fabric with a strong linen texture would best to highlight the wood and make this a real statement piece. This would be our pick of upholstery- https://www.warwick.com.au/search?q=HUDSON+IVORY
Avalon sofas are a great investment. Unique in looks but still with an authentic mid-century style, the investment appeal is a no-brainer. Something with this appeal couldn’t even be made in China for anywhere near this price but this is an authentic VINTAGE piece (Made in Australia) boasting the very best quality construction. Just look at it after almost 60 years of use! Investing in QUALITY vintage design is a smart way to go. We believe this piece will hold its value (at the very least) while you get to enjoy having it and using it in your home (but more than likely it will increase in value as this little-known design starts getting the attention it deserves). There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill. Plus, by supporting iNVISeDGE you’re supporting CONSTRUCTIVE industry in your local community. iNVISeDGE is fully Australian-owned and operated and creates meaningful employment for local people in every state in Australia.
If this section is not written, please make an enquiry and our vendor will write up a detailed condition description for you. In a nutshell the piece is in excellent vintage condition with NO condition issues that warrant a specific mention. Just minor signs of use that you'd expect in a piece that has been very looked after. Our comprehensive array of photos clearly show exactly what's on offer. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements. Sofa total height- 81cm. Seat height- 41cm. Seat depth- 49cm. Sofa Depth- 75cm. Length- 194cm. Read our 1200+ feedback comments on ebay (spanning over 18 years) to be assured that we describe our items as carefully as we can and that we won't stock pieces unless they're in excellent condition.
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